There are plenty of amazing books, sites, learning tools and more I’d like to share with you. Here are some of the most requested resources that I’ve shared with patients and students, as well as Book Reviews and recommendations.
Most of the resources on this page are free. You’ll also find some resources which require a nominal fee. These are the questionnaires, learning tools and other clinical tools I’ve developed over the years to help fellow doctors, students in medical school and others.
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I enjoy reading across a number of genres and love to share my passion for reading books. I hope these books give you as much pleasure and knowledge as I have taken from them. Enjoy!
Kim Russo saw spirits from a very young age. These spirits communicated with her and as time went by she developed the ability to converse with spirits of departed souls (mainly)... [Read more]
Adrian d'Hagé, the creative mind behind The Alexandria Connection, draws from his real-world experiences as a platoon leader in Vietnam and counter-terrorism chief for the Sydney Olympics... [Read more]
Each book review contains the title, author, and a brief description. Wherever possible, I provide a link to the official website of the author as well as a link to the book on Amazon. These links are provided as a convenience, and you can find many of these at the retailer or bookshop of your choice. Many of these books are available in ebook format, and some also have audiobook versions. I ‘read’ quite a few books through audiobook. I find that this gives me more momentum to get through a book using downtime or while I’m attending to other tasks that do not require a great deal of concentration. Some of the text to voice conversion apps can be helpful, but tend to sound a little monotonous. Another tip for listening to audiobooks is to have the player set to a slightly faster pace for example 1.25 or 1.5x's. It's not too difficult once you train your ear.
Quote of the Day
Quotes to inspire, make you laugh, and make you think a little deeper about so-called ‘ordinary’ life which is often quite exceptional and magical too.
Harry Stack Sullivan
The past is our teacher, the present our opportunity, and the future our hope.
There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Alice Morse Earle
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift – that’s why it is called the present.
Don't wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel, stride down there and light the bloody thing yourself.
The moving finger writes; and, having writ, moves on: nor all thy piety nor wit shall lure it back to cancel half a line, nor all thy tears wash out a word of it.
However early you wake up, you cannot hasten the dawn.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Khalil Gibran, The Prophet
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
LinksHere are some links to sites and resources which have proven helpful for my patients, students and the groups I work with. I do not endorse the entire content of these links and they are provided here for reference.
Take a moment and laugh. Here are a few documents, links and resources to help you de-stress and remember to take it easy, life’s too short to be serious all the time:
These learning tools are intended for medical students in Psychiatry. Some of these resources have been developed with time and effort, and refined over a number of years. For these, we ask for a nominal fee. They’re well worth it, because they will save you significant time and effort on your part and will help you avoid routine mistakes.
Questionnaires and Clinical Tools
There are various questionnaires are used in the field of Psychiatry. One example is the World Health Organisation (WHO) ADHD questionnaire. This (WHO ADHD Questionnaire) is not a diagnostic of the condition, but is an adjunct to the clinician which many people find useful. I’ve gathered this and other questionnaires, which have been developed over the years.